Nolinor Aviation recently invested in a new technology program that involves upgrading the avionics systems in its fleet of 10 Boeing 737-200 aircrafts. The equipment modernization will increase system reliability and minimize any potential delays due to electromechanical and analogue equipment failures.
This new technology will maximize the availability of these aircraft for last-minute trips, including flights in much more limited airspace. It will also reduce the amount of time required for maintenance troubleshooting thanks to the self-diagnostic capacity of the on-board systems.
Investing in the future
Nolinor expects this modernization process to take 5 to 6 years, for a total investment of CA$10 million. These modernization efforts have already been undertaken on the aircraft with registration marks C-GTUK, for an initial investment of over CA$1 million.
Not only will this investment keep Nolinor Aviation at the forefront of the industry, it will also ensure that the fleet complies with U.S. regulations for this type of aircraft, which will soon come into effect in Canada as well.
Groundbreaking technical improvements
For the first time ever on a Boeing 737-200, all electromechanical navigational and flight instruments will be replaced with four active matrix LCD colour screens with LED blacklighting (Universal Avionics EFI 890R). These will be coupled with two solid-state inertial navigation systems (Honeywell Laseref V) and two LPV flight management systems (Universal UNS-1Lw). In addition, the transponder system will be upgraded to meet ADS-B OUT requirements.
The replacement of all gyroscope components will streamline the system architecture by eliminating a number of digital/analogue interfaces and increase the stability of navigational instruments in remote areas. Meanwhile, improvements to the on-board navigation systems will increase the flexibility of operations in monitored areas.
Upholding company values
This first step toward the modernization of Nolinor’s avionics fleet will ensure the company’s continued operations in the Arctic and large urban areas for years to come. “Innovation is one of our company’s core values and guides our management philosophy. This investment shows that we are committed to technological advancement and safety so that we can offer our clients the best possible service,” explains Jacques Prud‘homme, President of Nolinor Aviation.
Founded in 1992, Nolinor Aviation is an air transportation company specializing in commercial charter flights. With a fleet of aircraft that can be readily configured in a number of ways, Nolinor can meet the needs of clients looking to transport passengers, cargo or both. Nolinor Aviation offers air services across Canada and the United States, and to many other destinations around the world, and stands out for the safety of its equipment and services. Nolinor employs a workforce of 265 in six provinces made up of seasoned pilots, experienced flight attendants, flight dispatchers and the best mechanics in the industry. Nolinor Aviation (IATA code N5) is a private company, wholly owned by the Prud’homme family trust.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Nolinor): Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2B6C C-GNLN (msn 23050) YUL (Gilbert Hechema). Image: 911644.
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